How Big Is North Korea In Miles?


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Yo Kass answered
The area of North Korea, or DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), is approximately 74898 square miles (or 120538 square km) making it the 99th largest country in the world to date ( as of 2012).
The country shares a long northern border with its closest political ally, China, spanning 880 miles; and a southern border with South Korea, with whom it has actually been at war with since 1950. However, the two countries have been in a state of  'ceasefire' for decades, with only minor border skirmishes disturbing the peace in more recent times.

North Korea's geography

There are a number of interesting facts that pertain to North Korea's geography, such as:
  • Despite being the 99th largest country in the world, North Korea's total land area is actually similar to that of the US state of Mississippi
  • The country has a 1550 mile coastline, looking out onto both the Sea of Japan (to the east) and the Yellow Sea (to the west)
  • Its highest point is a volcanic mountain on the border between China and North Korea named Baekdu San. The volcano is known to explode every 100 years and is considered a sacred mountain and the legendary home of Korea's ancestral origin.

What do we know about North Korea?

North Korea is considered a reclusive state for the tight grip that its ruling party keeps on information coming in and out of the country. The country aspires to be fully self-reliant and is essentially cut off from the rest of the world in terms of trade, travel and communication. A staggering 90% of its economy is controlled by the government, and almost all of the country's domestic product is manufactured by state-owned industries.

Despite this communication barrier, there are some facts that we do know about North Korea, for example:
  • The only dogs in the capital city, Pyongyang, are found in the zoo. This is in an attempt to preserve the cleanliness of the city.
  • Foreign visitors are assigned state 'guides' that they are not allowed to travel around the country without.
  • North Korea has the fourth largest army in the world, with over 1.2 million serving personnel
  • In an effort to save electricity, traffic lights are often replaced by female 'traffic directors'  - who are reportedly hand-picked for their good looks
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Shalin Choksi answered
The area of North Korea is 46,529 square miles which equals to 120, 541 square kilometres. The largest city of North Korea is Pyongyang which is also the capital city of North Korea. The Baekdu Mountain which is an active volcanic mountain in North Korea is the highest point there with a height of approximately 9,000 feet. Some of the major North Korean cities in terms of area are Kaesong, Sinuiju, Wonsan, Hamhung, Chongjin and many other more such cities. North Korea comes at the 48th number in terms of population and population density.

North Korea tops among other Asian countries in terms of gaming and entertainment. Most of the Animation movies and games are made in North Korea which generates a lot of income on a yearly basis compared to other kinds of industries.

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